The Perfect Pie Crust – This deliciously buttery, flaky pie crust is so quick and easy to make, and will pair perfectly with your homemade pie filling!
Today, I bring you my all-time favourite PERFECT pie crust recipe. Because everyone should make pie from scratch every now and again. 😉
This pie crust is so quick and easy to make, and is only made with a few simple ingredients – flour, a little sugar, salt, butter, and water. It can be made by hand using a pastry cutter or two forks, or you can use your food processor!
Once made, you’ll chill the dough for at least 1 hour before use. This just keeps everything cold, which helps to produce the flakiest, most tender crust. Check out my Homemade Cherry Pie! ↓
- 2 and 1/2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 312g
- 2 tablespoons caster/granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
- 6 - 8 tablespoons ice cold water
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter, and using a pastry cutter, or two forks (you may also use a food processor), cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal with pea-sized pieces.
Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the crumbs start to form large clumps of dough.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface, and gather into a ball. Cut the dough in half, and shape each half into 1-inch thick discs. Wrap each disc tightly in clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least an hour (and up to 5 days). You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before use.
This recipe makes two crusts. You can halve the recipe if you only need one, or you can freeze the other half.